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[uhn-lim-i-tid] /ʌnˈlɪm ɪ tɪd/
not limited; unrestricted; unconfined:
unlimited trade.
boundless; infinite; vast:
the unlimited skies.
without any qualification or exception; unconditional.
Origin of unlimited
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English; see un-1, limited
Related forms
unlimitedly, adverb
1. unconstrained, unrestrained, unfettered. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for unlimited
  • The possibilities of linguistic transfer are practically unlimited.
  • There are, of course, an unlimited number of other possibilities.
  • Since there are unlimited wants, stuff must be rationed somehow.
  • But nobody wants to spend unlimited money on their education.
  • Max has lost his old family but gained a new one, and it pays him unlimited attention.
  • Energy had previously been expensive and severely limited, but nuclear energy is comparatively cheap and effectively unlimited.
  • Space sails carry no fuel and can continue accelerating over almost unlimited distances.
  • For mundane tasks, high incentives motivate people in an almost unlimited fashion.
  • Starting at the time of separation, the voles received unlimited access to alcohol in a two-bottle choice test versus water.
  • For those certified at scuba, the hotel offers unlimited diving.
British Dictionary definitions for unlimited


without limits or bounds: unlimited knowledge
not restricted, limited, or qualified: unlimited power
(finance, Brit)
  1. (of liability) not restricted to any unpaid portion of nominal capital invested in a business
  2. (of a business enterprise) having owners with such unlimited liability
Derived Forms
unlimitedly, adverb
unlimitedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unlimited

mid-15c., from un- (1) "not" + past participle of limit (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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